The Rocco Forte Collection’s The Balmoral is a luxury hotel in the true sense of the word. It is a stylish five-star property in the very heart of Edinburgh and been beautifully refurbished and designed by Olga Polizzi. Many of the 188 opulent suites and stylish rooms have magnificent views of Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town or Arthur’s Seat. The Balmoral is home to number one - the only Michelin-starred hotel restaurant in Edinburgh and the chic and stylish Hadrian’s Brasserie. In addition, Palm Court hosts the UK’s only Bollinger Champagne Bar, offering world-famous afternoon tea. The recently refurbished Balmoral Bar offers cocktails shaken and stirred to perfection, luxury and vintage champagnes and malt whiskies exclusive to The Balmoral. For utter relaxation visit The Balmoral’s award-winning Spa where you can choose from an extensive range of ESPA or SUNDARI treatments.
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"You know you are in good hands when a hotel has a five-star babies, kids and teens programme. And so you are at The Balmoral, in the beating heart of Edinburgh at 1 Princes Street. Every conceivable baby need is catered for (sterilisers, nappies, baby baths etc), toddlers and upwards get their own little check-in cards, a toy box in the room, a Balmoral teddy to keep, warm milk at bedtime and customised robes and slippers. The Easter Bunny visits at Easter, Santa Claus at Christmas. There’s a special children’s room service menu and, of course, dedicated menus down in Hadrian’s Brasserie supplemented by colouring in and chats with the waiting staff. The hotel even supplies the ducks for bath-time. Teens can swim in the leisure centre, get a girlie manicure in the spa or surf the free wifi."
"Since 1902 the city’s most glamorous wedding have taken place at opulent Balmoral. Situated in Princess Street, next to Waverley Station, it has the most glamorous ballroom in Edinburgh with magnificent chandeliers and castle views. Wedding breakfasts are designed by Michelin star chefs and the spa offers a swimming pool plus the ultimate treatments for pre-wedding pampering."
"Most of this hotel’s exec team have kids – and it shows. Despite a Michelin-starred history and stunning menu, this place manages to make parents feel their children are as important as any adult diner. While us grown-ups munched on some divine haggis, the waiting staff provided stacks of crayons, paper and colouring books and chatted amiably with the kids. And when we retired to bed? A tiny dressing gown, a glass of milk and a biscuit by the children’s beds. Top notch."
Information on The Balmoral hotel , 1 Princes Street , Edinburgh
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Types of room: 20 Twin, 148 Double, 20 Suite
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Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Diners, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome (Five-Star kid´s programme)
Dog Friendly: No
Eco Friendly: Green Tourism Bronze Award
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Accreditation: AA 5 Star, Michelin Star, AA 3 Rosettes, Good Food Guide 6/10
Direct dial telephone, Satellite TV, Broadband internet access, Air conditioning, Luxury toiletries, bathrobes, Mini-bar, refreshment facilities
5 beauty treatment rooms, Health spa, Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Steam room, Gym, exercise room, relaxation suite, Bar, Brasserie, Michelin Starred restaurant, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 10 meeting rooms, Conference facilities, For up to 450 delegates, Five-Star kids programme
|Local directions:||Follow signs for Edinburgh City Centre and the Haymarket district. Follow signs for the West End junction of Princes Street where you will then reach a one-way system that takes you through Charlotte Square and onto Queen Street, follow Queen Street to its full length. This will lead you to York Place and eventually a roundabout where you take the second exit,keep in the right hand lane. This is Leith Street. At the end of the street you will come to a major set of traffic lights where you will see The Balmoral on your right. Turn right onto Princes Street and the Hotel.|
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Edinburgh (8 miles) (25 mins)
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Review of The Balmoral
Posted on by Susan GreigType of travel: Couples
Had wonderful stay here. The rooms was comfortable with all expected facilities. The staff were exceptionally professional and friendly and breakfast was plentisome and delicious.
Hotel is in such close proximity to Princes St with all high street shops there, also excellent public transport with plenty of buses and a train station nearby.
Would certainly recommend or return to the Balmoral in Edinburgh.
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